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BBC Singers
Conducted by the composer ,
Hymn to King Stephen Evening
Gypsy Lament
A Christmas Carol
A Birthday Greeting Annie Miller


Unknown: Annie Miller


Goethe's Single View of Nature and Man
Talk by L. L. Whyte


Talk By: L. L. Whyte


Terence MacDonagh (oboe)
The Boyd Neel Orchestra
(Leader, Maurice Clare )
Conductor, Boyd Neel
Symphony: Verwandlung Acteons in einen Hirsch
Oboe Concerto
Symphony: Die vier Weltalter


Oboe: Terence MacDonagh
Leader: Maurice Clare
Conductor: Boyd Neel
Unknown: Verwandlung Acteons

: Portrait of a City FRANKFURT-AM-MAIN

Written and produced by Rayner Heppenstall
In collaboration with Heinrich Fischer with James McKechnie as the English Traveller
Also taking part:
Leo Bieber , Theodor Bikel
Gerda Koeppler , Frederick Lloyd ,
Diana Maddox , Ferdy Mayne
Keith Pyott. Eddy Reed and Hugo Schuster
The scenes amid which Goethe spent his childhood and youth were finally obliterated by the last war. Heinrich Fischer and Rayner Heppenstall visited the new Frankfurt in June this year, and here present their impressions in dramatic form.


Produced By: Rayner Heppenstall
Unknown: Heinrich Fischer
Unknown: James McKechnie
Unknown: Leo Bieber
Unknown: Theodor Bikel
Unknown: Gerda Koeppler
Unknown: Frederick Lloyd
Unknown: Diana Maddox
Unknown: Ferdy Mayne
Unknown: Keith Pyott.
Unknown: Heinrich Fischer
Unknown: Rayner Heppenstall


Ema Berger (soprano)
Ernest Lush (accompanist)
Barylli String Quartet:
Walter Barylli (violin)
Wolfgang Poduschka (violin)
Alfons Gruenberg (viola)
Hans Czegka (cello)
First of four programmes of Haydn and Schubert string quartets and Schubert songs


Soprano: Ema Berger
Accompanist: Ernest Lush
Violin: Walter Barylli
Violin: Wolfgang Poduschka
Viola: Alfons Gruenberg
Cello: Hans Czegka


I-Marcus Tullius Cicero
Talk by J. P. V. D. Balsdon
This is the first of four portraits of great men in the last days of the Roman Republic. The speaker gives a study of Cicero's personality and of the rise and fall of his hopes for political peace, which was to come only after his death.


Talk By: J. P. V. D. Balsdon


Songs by Gerald Finzl
Poems by Thomas Hardy Childhood Among the Ferns Before and After Summer The Self-unseeing
Overlooking the River Channel Firing
In the Mind's Eye
The Too Short Time Epeisodia Amabel
He Abjures Love sung by Robert Irwin (baritone) with Frederick Stone (piano)


Songs By: Gerald Finzl
Unknown: Thomas Hardy
Sung By: Robert Irwin
Piano: Frederick Stone


Talk by G. Lankester Harding
The speaker is Chief Curator of Antiquities of the Hashimite Kingdom of the Jordan, and excavated the cave where the scrolls were found.


Talk By: G. Lankester Harding
Unknown: Hashimite Kingdom


Max Rostal (violin)
Aimee van de Wiele (harpsichord)
Toccata in C minor, for harpsichord Sonata No. in E. for violin and harpsichord


Violin: Max Rostal
Harpsichord: Aimee van De Wiele

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